Scandinavian Meatballs

These meatballs are a classic on smorgasbord table throughout Scandinavia. Assemble the dish ahead, then just bake before serving. From a December 1988 issue of Bon Appetit. The meatballs were part of a "Scandinavian Christmas Buffet for 20".

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directions

  • For Meatballs;.
  • Soak breadcrumbs in milk in medium bowl for 10 minutes.
  • Mix in onion, eggs and seasonings.
  • Add meats and beat with an electric mixer or wooden spoon until light and fluffy.
  • Handling gently,form mixture into 2-inch-diameter meatballs; smooth balls between moistened palms.
  • Place in baking pan;refrigerate until firm.
  • Melt butter in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add meatballs in batches (do not crowd) and cook until browned on all sides, shaking pan occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels; reserve drippings in skillet.
  • Layer meatballs in deep 4-quart oven-proof casserole or baking dish.
  • For Gravy:.
  • Measure pan drippings and return 3 tablespoons to skillet, adding some butter if necessary.
  • Add onion and cook over medium-low heat until tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Add flour and stir 2 minutes.
  • Gradually mix in consomme and cream.
  • Simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally;season with pepper.
  • Strain over meatballs.
  • (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Bring to room temperature before continuing.).
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  • Bake casserole until meatballs are heated through, about 45 minutes; serve hot.
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"These meatballs are a classic on smorgasbord table throughout Scandinavia. Assemble the dish ahead, then just bake before serving. From a December 1988 issue of Bon Appetit. The meatballs were part of a "Scandinavian Christmas Buffet for 20"."
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  1. Leslie in Texas
    These meatballs are a classic on smorgasbord table throughout Scandinavia. Assemble the dish ahead, then just bake before serving. From a December 1988 issue of Bon Appetit. The meatballs were part of a "Scandinavian Christmas Buffet for 20".
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